• Drafting: Architectural and Mechanical (Grades 10-12)

    Course Overview

    The Hoosier Hills Career Center drafting program is divided into traditional board drafting and Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD). Students with previous experience, however, may test out of board drafting or take an accelerated version. Drafting students are instructed in the use of specialized drafting equipment and in the application of modern drafting techniques to practical drafting problems. Students learn Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) instruction and solid modeling with Autodesk Inventor TM , architectural modeling with Architectural Desktop TM and VIZ TM. Students will learn drafting-related subjects such as related math, drafting to scale, terminology, and use of a technical library. Since all instruction is individualized, students are asked to declare a major interest area, and their coursework will be established accordingly.

    Major areas of interest include

    Architecture, civil and mechanical engineering and design. Students also work on contests, as appropriate, and the customization of the AutoCAD environment.

    Post-secondary Education Credit

    Post-secondary education credit at Ivy Tech State College is available for students who qualify. Students may be eligible for up to 9 credit hours.

    Special Opportunities

    Students in the Drafting program have the opportunity to compete in competitions sponsored by the American Institute of Architects.

    Student Profile

    A successful student in Drafting should have a good work ethic, possess some artistic ability, and be able to visualize objects.

    Suggested Prerequisites


    Introduction to Drafting
    Geometry

    Drafting instruction includes:

    Specialized, custom instruction in the student's specific area of interest.

    Program Availability


    2, 4, or 6 semesters, 1 or 2 blocks per day
    Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors

    Completion of Drafting prepares students for:

    Entry-level employment as a drafter or post-secondary education at a technical or 4-year college